Aster Alpinus ‘Benary’s Trimix Formula’ – (Alpine Aster)
This is a striking cultivated form of the alpine daisy which has very dark purple daisy flowers.
This plant is used for rockeries or for edging in garden borders.This strain is a beautiful cultivated form of the Alpine Aster. It is a mix of large flowered blooms in pink, blue and white blooms, followed by fluffy seedheads. It flowers early and forms a carpet of bright green leaves . Its flowers are produced on branching stems with daisy-shaped flowers in late spring and early summer.It will self-seed to produce successive generations, if allowed.
Sow indoors in spring . Sow onto moist well-drained seed compost. Press seeds lightly into soil but do not cover. Ideal temp. 20°C. Germination takes 10 days approx. Seeds must be kept damp at all times or germination will cease. If germination does not occur cold stratify ie place in fridge( vege compartment is good) . Move to 4°C. for 2-4 weeks then return to warmth. Transplant seedlings once large enough to handle to 8cm pots and grow on in cooler conditions. Acclimatise and plant out after danger of frost has passed with 50cm spacing.
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